Pilgrimage of Awakening
The Extraordinary Lives of Murray and Mary Rogers
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Two wonderful people have been blessed by a wonderful biography. Wise, loving, and full of insight, Mary Cattan's book will ensure these two brave and inspiring people are never forgotten."
--Shirley du Boulay, Author, The Cave of the Heart: The Life of Swami Abhishiktananda and Beyond the Darkness: A Biography of Bede Griffiths
"This elegantly written book is a riveting read, both intellectually stimulating and spiritually nourishing. It will appeal to those interested in a great modern Christian interfaith adventure, told from the perspective of a married couple living a life of heroic poverty and solidarity with Hindus and Muslims. As such, it fills an important gap in the literature usually dominated by monks and celibates. Murray and Mary Rogers were ahead of their time, true pioneers of the Spirit and of interfaith relations."
--Bradley Malkovsky, University of Notre Dame; Editor of the Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies
"Awakening is the right title and word for this book. It tells the amazing story of people who lived a life and walked a journey of awakening to God and the Spirit of compassion, justice, and spiritual insight. Mary Cattan tells the story with reverence, honesty, and zest in a way that awakens the reader's heart to God's presence and possibility in our living. This book is a spiritual and biographical gift."
--James B. Lemler, Author; Rector, Christ Church Greenwich
"Every now and then in human history someone comes along with such a force of authenticity, fierce compassion, and stark simplicity that they unnerve institutions while awakening individuals. Murray and Mary Rogers were these radicals and Pilgrimage of Awakening brings their amazing story to life. Mary Cattan's beautiful and compelling book introduces these spiritual mavericks to a whole new generation. A deeply honest and personal spiritual adventure played out on a global stage."
--Will Duncan, Founder of Sofia Monastic Community; Meditation Coach and Lecturer